Public Safety Banquet Awards Dinner

Perry Hi-Way Hose Company

Meeting minutes- April 8th, 2016

Attendance- 20 companies (150 ppl) & 5 associates

PLEDGE: By the body

PRAYER: Led by Dave Duberow

Treasurer’s report:  See attached- None                                                         motion to pay the bill accepted and passed.

Minutes: motion to accept the minutes, motion was accepted and passed

OBITS:  list to follow in the May minutes

Fire Safety House:


Radio Communications:


New Business: At the dinner Carol Loll read a poem about Firefighters and John Grappy, representing Kathy Dahlkemper, talked about how the Next Generation Radio System and how it is progressing.

Stork Club presentations- presented by Jim Carstater to Cranesville Fire Department: Louie DePalma, Paige Miller, Brandon Kennedy and Dave Maynard of WCPA helped in Delivering a Baby Girl.

Fire Safety Education Award- presented by Dave Duberow to Perry Hi-Way

Special FASP Valor Award- presented by Tom Cullen for the Unit Citation Valor Award and Individual Valor Award to crews of Tower 2 and Engines 6, 8, 11, & 12.  They were Captain Tom Polotas, Firefighter Kevin Dunbar, Firefighter Robert Weschenfelder, Firefighter Daniel Palmer, Firefighter Douglas Valerio ll and Firefighter Charles Foley from Erie Fire Department for a structure fire with entrapment. 

EMS Provider- presented by Jim Carstater to the Erie County Department of Public Safety EMS Sub-Committee Bill Hagerty, Chair; Brandon Kramer, Vice Chair; Steph Fox, Secretary; Cindi Dahlkemper, Lou DePalma, Joe Cree and Bill McClincy of EMMCO West.

Law Enforcement- Fire Police Award- presented by Jim Carstater to Officer Michael Fitsgerald from Millcreek Police Department.

George Hamburger Memorial Training Award: presented by Jim Carstater to Dan Hunt.

President’s Award of Merit- presented by Sparky Warner to Dave Basnak, UPMC/Hamot.

Citizen of the Year- presented by Jim Carstater to Mike McGrady, MCM Consulting Group.

Fireman of the Year Award- presented by Jim Carstater to Chief Tony Pol, Erie Fire Department.



CERT Team:

Old Business:

Fire Training grounds:

Good of the order: Next month’s meeting will be at the Erie Firefighter’s Museum on Friday May 13th, 2016 from 7p-9p.


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